Introducing the Lower Orange River Riparian Project

Reclining on the banks of the lower Orange River at Augrabies, with the sun setting over this rocky desert landscape, one cannot help but be amazed at how the river water has flowed for about 2 200 km from the highlands of Lesotho, through a diversity of landscapes, eventually spilling over the Augrabies Falls.

International hydrogen and fuel cells scientists to convene in South Africa

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement will be hosting the 30th edition of the International Partnerships of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) steering committee meeting and events tomorrow (4 December) until 7 December 2018 at the University of Pretoria and The Capital Menlyn Maine Hotel and Apartments in Pretoria.

A trip into the sciences

Focalisation can informally be defined as the narrowing of the area coverage by orientating and zooming into a specific focal point. The National Youth Focus Week which involved the top 100 performers in the National Science Olympiad was structured in such way that it profiles science careers so as to encourage or orientate the focus of the top performers in STEM orientated fields.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.

DIARISE THESE DATES

30th IPHE Steering Committee Meetings and Related Events

04 – 07 December 2018

The International Partnerships of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), established in 2003, is an international inter-governmental partnership currently consisting of 18-member countries and the European Commission. Its objective is to facilitate and accelerate the transition to clean and efficient energy and mobility systems using hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across applications and sectors.

FameLab Science Forum Heat

11 – 13 December 2018

FameLab is one of the foremost science communication competitions in the world, now running in over 30 countries and originally initiated by the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. In South Africa, FameLab is made possible by a partnership between the British Council, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement and Jive Media Africa.

Science Forum South Africa

Igniting Conversations About Science.

12 – 14 December 2018

SFSA2018 positions itself between an academic / research conference (where research papers are presented) and a science engagement meeting (where science is made popular, often with a focus on the youth). SFSA2018 is, therefore, a celebration of science, technology, and innovation where we ignite conversations about science on the middle ground between academics, policy, and popular science engagement.

Science Beyond Borders Festival

11 – 14 February 2019

Breaking borders between the community and science by rebuilding the culture of learning beyond limit.

The Working World Exhibition 2019

26 – 28 February 2019

The Working World Exhibition is the most comprehensive and cutting edge Careers Exhibition – designed to empower and position learners for the world of work. WWE attracts 10 000+ learners, 400 LO teachers and principals and over 80 exhibitors from educational institutions, government and corporates over three days and will be celebrating 20 years of empowering the youth in the Metropole in 2019.

Scifest Africa

6 – 12 March 2019

Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and the 2018 National Science Festival offered an interactive festival programme consisting of 64 exhibitions and 701 events. The 2019 theme will celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as proclaimed by the United Nations.

The 12th Annual Soweto Career Day Expo

1 – 2 May 2019

This exciting expo covers a broad spectrum of careers available in different industries and Sectors in South Africa. This Expo proves to be an eye opening experience to grades 10 to 12 learners and the unemployed youth from and around Soweto.

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